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Student Support Services Program (SSSP)

Student Support Services Program (SSSP)

2017-18 Zitrin Scholars
2017-18 Zitrin Scholars
CUNY Vice Chancellor Chris Rosa addressing the students
CUNY Vice Chancellor Chris Rosa addressing the students
2018 SSSP Graduating Seniors with CCNY President Vincent Boudreau, CUNYVice Chancellor Chris Rosa and Assoc Provost Doris Cintron
2018 SSSP Graduating Seniors with CCNY President Vincent Boudreau, CUNYVice Chancellor Chris Rosa and Assoc Provost Doris Cintron
2017-2018 Outstanding SSSP Students with GPAs between 3.5-4.0.
2017-2018  Outstanding SSSP Students with GPAs between 3.5-4.0.
CCNY Salutatorian Zhiying Zhu with Associate Provost Doris Cintron
CCNY Salutatorian  Zhiying Zhu with Associate Provost Doris Cintron

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CONGRATULATIONS!

2018 CCNY Salutatorian; Valedictorian Grove School of Engineering.

Zhiying Zhou

Biomedical Engineering

     Zhu arrived in New York with her mother and a young sister in 2008, and she began working at age 13 to support her family. Last December, the Bensonhurst resident completed her requirements for a BE in biomedical engineering from the Grove School of Engineering with a 3.91 GPA.

     Since her freshman year, Zhu has been a Student Support Services Program student, mentor and tutor, and in 2015 she earned SSSP’s highest academic honor, the Charlotte and Arthur Zitrin Scholarship.

     Zhu worked two or more part-time jobs while completing the rigorous engineering curriculum. Challenging as the last few years at CCNY have been, her passion for research and healthcare has only grown stronger.

     Zhu gained both research and bedside care experiences at several institutions, including CCNY, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, the University of Texas at Austin and the National Cancer Institute. At the latter, she collaborated with clinicians and scientists and assisted in various phases of research from data acquisition to manuscript writing. She said the technical skills she acquired from these experiences prepared her for a more engineering-oriented role in medicine.

     A month after commencement, Zhu will sit for her MCAT exam with the goal of pursuing an MD/PHD and a double career as a medical doctor and researcher. Her dream is to merge the gap between bench-side research and bedside care.

     Zhu’s accolades at CCNY include a NASA New York Space Grant Fellowship, the Harold Shames Award for Undergraduate Excellence, a Colin Powell Fellowship in Leadership and Public Service, the Charlotte and Arthur Zitrin Scholarship and the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women Scholarship.

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Student Support Services Program

For over thirty years the US Department of Education has sponsored a TRIO opportunity program for CCNY undergraduates known as the Student Support Services Program. It is the largest SSS TRIO program in New York State and the fourth largest in the country. The Student Support Services Program (SSSP) provides undergraduates with the resources they need to successfully complete their degrees. Our comprehensive services help students achieve their academic and professional goals. 

Whether you are seeking guidance choosing a major, want to earn better grades, or are preparing for graduate school, our mission is to help you succeed!

RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Grant aid in amounts up to $1,000 for eligible students
  • Zitrin Scholarship of $5,000 for outstanding students
  • Zitrin Tutor-Mentor Award of $500.
  • Advising and counseling
  • Peer mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Workshops
  • Cultural Diversity program 
  • Scholars Showcase of poster presentations
  • Award Ceremony

HOW DO I KNOW I AM ELIGIBLE?

We recruit highly motivated freshmen, sophomores, juniors and transfer students whose household income does not exceed the levels shown here. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and cannot be enrolled in SEEK to be eligible for admission.

HOW CAN I APPLY?

Submit your completed application form to our office in NAC 6/148. You can also apply online (see left-side menu).

CONTACT INFORMATION

Elizabeth Thangaraj
Director

North Academic Center
Room 6/148
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY  10031

p: 212.650.6825
f:  212.650.6231
e: sssp@ccny.cuny.edu

Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
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